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Menat amulet

Menat of light blue faience; decorated on one side only; small hole through projection at bottom in which are beads and remains of a string; broken and mended; crude.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1032

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets